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Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery

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Love a Foot Above the Ground (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Prequel) 


*****Voted one of the 50 Self-published books worth reading, 2015!*****

We should all have a Bernadette in our lives... Set in California and Mexico in the 1960s this tale evokes a simpler, more innocent time and place. A story of love, loss, and resilience in the face of a haunting mystery.

What readers are saying about Love a Foot Above the Ground
5***** “The writing style is fabulously romantic and mysterious and the scenery brilliantly described. By the end of the book I felt as though the people and places involved were actually real.”
5***** “The book was so powerful and a completely fascinating read.”


Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series (Books 1-5)


The Bestselling Jessica Huntington Mystery Series In One Box Set!

USA Today and WSJ bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you all of her thrilling Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mysteries in one box set.

A Dead Husband

A Dead Sister

A Dead Daughter

A Dead Mother

A Dead Cousin

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A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 1) 


USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband.

"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money can’t buy happiness or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, she’s hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friend’s husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?

What readers have to say about A DEAD HUSBAND...
***** "This was perhaps one of the funniest cozy mysteries I have read in awhile."
*****TOP 500 Reviewer: “Don't pass by this book without buying it - excellent read”
TOP 1000 Reviewer: “A delicious plot, full of intrigue, murder, mystery, misfortune and mishap”

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A Dead Sister (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 2)


A down and out meth addict claims to have witnessed the murder of Kelly Fontana, and a decade-old cold case heats up.   
Why would anyone have killed Jessica Huntington's troubled 19-year-old friend all those years ago? Jessica teams up with Kelly's handsome cousin, Detective Frank Fontana, to uncover the truth and get justice for Kelly.   
Join Jessica and her quirky friends as they try to figure out whodunit and why!  
Grab your copy of A Dead Sister by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke.

Like other books in this series, A Dead Sister is free to read with Kindle Unlimited.  

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A Dead Daughter (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 3) 


USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you more calamitous sleuthing Jessica Huntington style! She's back and hot on the trail of "la crème de la crud"--bad guys with deep pockets!

Murder and mayhem take Jessica Huntington to new heights when Libby Van Der Woert wants to meet at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The disturbed daughter of Jessica’s wealthy clients, Libby says she has information about her friend, Shannon Donnelly. Another mixed-up daughter of the rich and famous, no one has heard from Shannon Donnelly in over a week. Trouble begins the moment Jessica greets Libby in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Wild, manic, and sure she’s being followed, Libby’s got a gun. All hell breaks loose when Libby’s Beverly Hills shrink shows up with a gun of his own. 

What’s up with the missing and misguided daughters of wealth and privilege in Dr. Carr’s care? Jessica and her friends go toe-to-toe with more well-heeled heels in A DEAD DAUGHTER. Getting to the bottom of things Jessica-Huntington-style, sets off a whirlwind tour of fashionable enclaves, upscale rehab clinics, shops, restaurants and other haute hangouts. Behind all the glitz and glam: secrets, lies, corporate wheeling and dealing. How can Jessica and her friends outwit and outlive ‘la crème de la crud’ wreaking havoc from Palm Springs to Beverly Hills?

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A Dead Mother (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 4)


Hang on as a three-ring-circus of calamities draw Jessica and her friends into another whirlwind whodunit. Family dysfunction, infidelity, murder, and mayhem--what else can you expect from members of the rich and famous in Jessica Huntington's social circles? 


Jessica's mother, Alexis, and her ex-husband, Jim  Harper, are in big trouble in A Dead Mother.  Mom's back in the desert--in the hospital. An arraignment in court goes off the rails after Jim Harper's Bel Air mansion is trashed and a man is left fighting for his life. Jessica's love life almost veers off track, too, as she struggles to balance job, family, sleuthing, and her attraction to Attorney Paul Worthington and Detective Frank Fontana. 


When the body of her client, a prominent member of the Palm Desert community, is found dead on the side of the road, Jessica gives up hope that this year will be better than the last. There are plenty of well-heeled heels to choose from among the suspects with murderous motives: love, lust, lucre, and loathing. 

Grab your copy and find out whodunit in the fourth Desert Cities Mystery by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke. 


As always, the Jessica Huntington mysteries are FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited.

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A Dead Cousin (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #5)


A frantic call for help has Jessica on the run.

Taken from his home while his daughter hides upstairs, Detective Frank Fontana is gone. Jessica’s out to save him, but what if he doesn’t want to be found? Has he been abducted or is he on the run? 

Even a message from Frank isn't all that clear-cut: Trust no one. Even the devil was once an angel. Is it a warning to Jessica or a confession as Frank’s partner, Detective Rikki Havens, suggests?

When a body turns up, the identity of the victim only fuels the controversy. Good cops. Bad cops. Missing money. Undercover operations that may or may not have ended. Jessica and her friends soon become entangled in a web of secrets and lies that make it hard to know who’s on which side of the law. 

Is Frank a good cop gone bad or in the worst mess of his life? 

To find out, grab your copy of A Dead Cousin, book 5 in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke. 

Like the other eBookd in this series, you can read A Dead Cousin for Free with Kindle Unlimited.

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A Dead Nephew (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #6)

Coming Soon!

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